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Friday May 08, 2015

The Apache News Round-up: week ending 8 May 2015

It's been a cracking week at the ASF! Here's what happened:

ASF Infrastructure –our distributed team on four continents keeps the ASF's infrastructure running around the clock.
 - Uptime over the past week is an excellent 99.90% http://status.apache.org/

ASF Security –a team comprising ASF Members dedicated to helping and advising Apache projects on security issues, as well as co-ordinating the handling of security vulnerabilities.
 - CVE-2014-0230 Apache Tomcat Denial of Service http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-announce/201505.mbox/%3C554949D1.8030904%40apache.org%3E

Apache Incubator™ –the entry path into The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) for projects and codebases wishing to become part of the Foundation's efforts.
- New Incubator podling: Apache Atlas -- a scalable and extensible set of core foundational governance services that enables enterprises to effectively and efficiently meet their compliance requirements within Hadoop and allows integration with the complete enterprise data ecosystem.

Apache CXF™ –an Open Source services framework for building and developing services using frontend programming APIs such as JAX-WS and JAX-RS.
 - Apache CXF 3.1.0 released http://cxf.apache.org/download.html

Apache Directory™ DS –an extensible and embeddable directory server entirely written in Java, which has been certified LDAPv3 compatible by the Open Group.
 - ApacheDS 2.0.0-M20 released http://directory.apache.org/apacheds

Apache Directory™ LDAP Client API –an ongoing effort to provide an enhanced LDAP API, as a replacement for JNDI and the existing LDAPAPI (jLdap and Mozilla LDAP API).
 - Apache Directory LDAP API 1.0.0-M30 released http://directory.apache.org/api/downloads.html

Apache Jackrabbit™ Oak –a scalable, high-performance hierarchical content repository designed for use as the foundation of modern world-class Web sites and other demanding content applications.
 - Apache Jackrabbit Oak 1.2.2 released http://jackrabbit.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Lens (Incubating) – Unified Analytics interface platform that enables multi-dimensional queries in a unified way over datasets stored in multiple warehouses.
 - Apache Lens 2.1.0-beta-incubating released http://lens.incubator.apache.org/

Apache Nutch™ –a well matured, production ready Web crawler that enables fine grained configuration, relying on Apache Hadoop™ data structures, which are great for batch processing.
 - Apache Nutch 1.10 released http://nutch.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache SpamAssassin™ –the #1 enterprise Open Source anti-spam platform that provides system administrators a filter to classify email and block "spam" (unsolicited bulk email).
 - The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ SpamAssassin™ v3.4.1 http://s.apache.org/13G

Apache Syncope™ –an Open Source system for managing digital identities in enterprise environments, implemented in JEE technology and released under Apache 2.0 license.
 - Apache Syncope 1.2.4 released http://syncope.apache.org/downloads.html

Apache Tomcat™ 8 –an Open Source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Unified Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies.
 - Apache Tomcat 8.0.22 released http://tomcat.apache.org/download-80.cgi


Did You Know?

 - Did you know that Apache STeVe is used for electing new Apache Members and voting in the new ASF Board of Directors? http://steve.apache.org/

 - Did you know that the Apache Attic was established to retire ASF projects that have reached their end of life through a scalable process? http://attic.apache.org/

 - Did you know that Apache Giraph is used at Facebook to analyze the social graph formed by users and their connections? http://giraph.apache.org/


Apache Community Notices:

 - Reminder: How to Safely Download Apache OpenOffice http://s.apache.org/a1R

 - Presentations from ApacheCon Austin are available online http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/apachecon-north-america/program/slides

 - Apache CouchDB is collecting user/developer testimonials based on their experience --contact <press@apache.org> for more information 

 - Presentations from Spark Summit East are available online at http://spark-summit.org/east/2015

 - Proposals for the next Berlin Buzzwords conference close 10 May. Event features Apache projects such as Lucene, Spark, Solr, and Cassandra, and will be held 31 May-3 June in Berlin http://berlinbuzzwords.de

 - The first Apache Flink MeetUp in Stockholm will be held on 11 May http://www.meetup.com/Apache-Flink-Stockholm/events/221701529/

 - A lightning talk on Apache Calcite will take place on 20 May at XLDB in Stanford http://www-conf.slac.stanford.edu/xldb2015/

 - Apache Usergrid will be featured at {CODESHOW}SE on 21 May in Charleston https://www.codeshowse.com/

 - The Apache CloudStack European User Group will be held 21 May in London http://www.shapeblue.com/events/cloudstack-european-user-group-5/

 - The Apache Drill MeetUp on 26 May will be held in Los Gatos and feature Apache Kylin http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Apache-Drill-User-Group/events/221764407/

 - CloudStack Days Seattle will be co-located with LinuxCon: submit your proposal by 12 June http://clds.co/18hplxk

 - MesosCon will be held 20-21 August in Seattle https://mesoscon2015.sched.org/

 - ApacheCon Europe will be held 28 September - 1 October in Budapest http://apachecon.com/

 - The first Apache Flink Conference, Flink Forward, will be held 12-13 October in Berlin http://flink-forward.org

 - CFP open for Lucene/Solr Revolution, to be held 13-16 October in Austin http://www.lucenerevolution.org

 - Are your software solutions Powered by Apache? Download & use our "Powered By" logos http://www.apache.org/foundation/press/kit/#poweredby

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